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This story is a part of a Native American Blog Series in observance of National Native American Heritage Month. During the peak of fall in September, visitors to the Fort River Division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge time-traveled to the ancient Native American heritage site of the Norwottuck people (who belong to the Algonquin Native American culture). Travelers stepped back 8,000 years to discover that many Native… Read More

A 100-year-old bat specimen housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. may help scientists unravel the mystery behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has devastated North American bat populations.

Extreme flooding resurfaced past fears of losing a threatened, tiny snail that lives only at Chittenango Falls, New York. A crew of scientists and volunteers assessed the impact in the days after.